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Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) works to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. VIPS serves as a gateway to resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs. Funded by DOJ, VIPS is managed and implemented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  In the City of Detroit the VIPS Program is sponsored by the Detroit Police Department and represented by the Detroit Police Reserve Program.  With over 400 members, the Detroit Police Reserve Program has a long and successful history in supporting the Detroit Police Department.  Reservists provide assistance as requested by the police department for events, concerts, emergencies and incidents. They play an important role in volunteering during major annual events such as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the International Freedom Festival and the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Detroit Police Reserves have assisted Detroit Police during the 2005 All Star Game, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Reception Center and the 2006 SuperBowl XL.  Reservists receive training as designated by the Detroit Police Department and are also CERT-trained.  For more information on the City of Detroit’s VIPS/Detroit Police Reserves Program, contact Commander Henry Dodge at (313) 535-8041 .